Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dress, White, Dress(er)

In the Navy, there is a saying: "Dress, White, Dress". Which can translate to the non-civilian as: "Follow the rule: pay attention to details to achieve the expected perfection".

This saying can just as easily be applied to using CeCe Caldwell's Paints! They are sooooo easy to use and the end product is always perfect--with one caveat: you don't always know  exactly what it will look like. Depending on what paint color you choose and how it's applied,  will give you a texture here, a deeper tone there, and that, my friend, what makes this paint so wonderful. 

Start with an appreciation for this dresser spied in a local charity shop:

It's got a lovely shape, sweet little feet and, (say it with me 3, 2, 1...) great bones, to say nothing of the fabulous mirror! But let's not stop there. Let's do it one better and pull out some Vintage White and Clear Wax.

Painted by Pam Lawrence

Is it just me, or is this piece reminiscent of the scene in "An Officer and A Gentleman" that shows Richard Gere in his white uniform with brass buttons in full salute?? Makes you want to stand up a little taller and hug it at the same time, doesn't it?? Can you see the differences in the depth of the paint? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Perfection--achieved! It's also for sale starting tonight at 6 PM at Room With A Past in Walnut Creek, CA!


  1. Hi Jan,
    Your white dresser & mirror looks fabulous! Love your blog! Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense.

  2. Beautiful piece of furniture. It is always amazing what a coat of paint can do. Of course, it takes a creative eye like yours to find the beauty.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. Hi Jan,
    I'm visiting from Common Ground.
    I love your dresser and what you did with it. it looks fabulous. those curvy legs are so yummy!


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